Friday, 26 August 2016

Exploring: Greystones To Bray Cliff Walk

Fresh off the trail of making our way around Glendalough, and trying to make the most out of the warm weather while Shane was on holidays from work, and I had only the few days left before I was back to school after the Summer holidays, we decided to take a drive up early on the Thursday to Greystones and do the Greystones to Bray Cliff Walk.

Having drove up from Kildare, we parked our car in a carpark around five minutes walk from the train station in Bray, and took the train all along the coast as far as Greystones so we'd be able to do the walk back to the car.

This was a huge milestone for me - not the actual walking part or anything like that, but this was one of the first days I wore shorts in public in Ireland and didn't actually feel self conscious.

I had been thinking about wearing a tracksuit pants, but it was just so warm out, and I don't know what made me think of it but I thought that if someone did say something to me about it it would say a lot more about them than it would about me!

And of course, I needn't have been worried at all - in fact if I hadn't worn shorts, I probably would have had people talking, everyone was wearing them - it was just so warm and sunny out!

We walked from the train station in Greystones down along the shore, before coming up to the start of the path along the cliffs.

Amazing graffiti at the start of the walk!

The walk itself is about 6 km long, and although it isn't too steps there are steps in a few places to make it a little bit harder to cyclists and people with prams to get through (even though we met plenty of both on our way)!

There are the most gorgeous views along the walk, regardless of the direction you're travelling in. Again, as Shane pointed out, we probably would have managed the walk a lot quicker if I hadn't insisted on stopping every few minutes to take another photo.

Fields of Gold

 The halfway point!

When you get to Bray, there's the most gorgeous view of the town when you get to the top of the hill before the descent down to the promenade.

The cutest houses in Bray!

Of course, the walk wouldn't have been complete without a rewarding ice-cream at the end.


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